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FBI: Investment Scams Surpass BEC as Most Costly Cybercrime

SecureWorld News

Now the important question: how many of you got scammed in some sort of way by cryptocurrency or another type of investment? The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released its 2022 Internet Crime Report , which reveals the trends and impacts of cybercrime in the United States. According to the U.S.

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Hong Kong Clerk Defrauded of $25 Million in Sophisticated Deepfake Scam

SecureWorld News

As artificial intelligence continues advancing at a rapid pace, criminals are increasingly using AI capabilities to carry out sophisticated scams and attacks. The scam began with the employee receiving a phishing message purportedly from the company's chief financial officer requesting an urgent confidential transaction.

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The law enforcement operations targeting cybercrime in 2023

Bleeping Computer

In 2023, we saw numerous law enforcement operations targeting cybercrime operations, including cryptocurrency scams, phishing attacks, credential theft, malware development, and ransomware attacks. [.]

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Proofpoint Exposes TA576’s Tax Season Email Scams

Penetration Testing

As the tax season rolls in, so does the threat of cybercrime, and leading the charge in 2024 is the infamous TA576 threat actor. Researchers at Proofpoint have unveiled the resurgence of this cybercriminal... The post Proofpoint Exposes TA576’s Tax Season Email Scams appeared first on Penetration Testing.

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Interview With a Crypto Scam Investment Spammer

Krebs on Security

Social networks are constantly battling inauthentic bot accounts that send direct messages to users promoting scam cryptocurrency investment platforms. ” One of the crypto investment scam messages promoted in the spam campaigns on Mastodon this month. “On Twitter, more spam and crypto scam.”

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Nigerian Police dismantle cybercrime recruitment, mentoring hub

Bleeping Computer

The Nigerian Police Form has arrested six suspects and dismantled a mentoring hub linked to cybercrime activities, including business email compromise, romance, and investment scams. [.]

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Scam or Mega Chatbot? Investigating the New AI Chatbot Called Abrax666

Security Boulevard

An in-depth investigation of a new AI chatbot called Abrax666 advertised on cybercrime forums reveals multiple red flags suggesting it’s likely a scam. SlashNext monitors cybercrime […] The post Scam or Mega Chatbot? SlashNext monitors cybercrime […] The post Scam or Mega Chatbot?

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